The Toll of Tobacco in Ukraine | Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
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Tobacco Consumption

  • 23.0% of Ukrainian adults (age 15+) currently use tobacco products.1
    • 40.1% of Ukrainian men and 8.9% of women use tobacco products.
  • Among youth (ages 13-15):2
    • 14.9% currently use any tobacco product (boys 17.8%; girls 12.1%).
    • 9.2% currently smoke cigarettes (boys 10.8%; girls 7.7%).
  • Ukrainians consumed over 67 billion cigarettes in 2017.3

Secondhand Smoke Exposure

  • In 2017, 10.5% of adults reported being exposed to secondhand smoke in the workplace, 24.0% reported exposure in restaurants, and 43.4% reported exposure in bars or night clubs.1
  • In 2017, 51.6% of youth (ages 13-15) in Ukraine reported exposure to secondhand smoke in enclosed public places and 20.5% reported exposure to secondhand smoke at home.2

Health Consequences

  • Over 130,000 Ukrainians die each year from tobacco-related diseases.4
  • In Ukraine, tobacco is estimated to cause about 30% of all male deaths and 7% of female deaths.4

Tobacco Industry

International tobacco companies dominate the market in Ukraine, holding 92% of the cigarette market share. In 2017, Philip Morris International led with a 28% market share, followed by British American Tobacco (24%), Japan Tobacco (22%) and Imperial Tobacco (18%).3

FCTC Status

Ukraine ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on June 6, 2006. The treaty went into effect on September 4, 2006.

Tobacco Control Policy Status

For a summary of smoke-free, advertising and promotion, packaging and labeling, and taxation and price measures, download the Ukraine Tobacco Control Policy Status fact sheet. For more information visit the Tobacco Control Laws website.

1 Ukraine Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); 2017.
2 Ukraine Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS). National, 2017.
3 Euromonitor International, 2019.
4 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2017. Seattle, WA: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington;2019.

Last updated March 26, 2019